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Sep 18, 2012 5:00pm EDT
give you one small capital. carl smith, a great marine corps fighter pilot. he started in the navy but trained with jim amos back in 1970. you saw the handwriting on the wall and joined the marine corps and can attest to this. i was company and my son joe, who is a major in the marine corps reserve and we were hanging out. i hear a shout and it was jim and bonnie. they were stationed there at the time and we had a great visit. they could have just kept going and we would have never seen them or known they were in the p.x. they are the most engaged and positive couple you will ever meet. jim has confronted the challenges i mentioned earlier facing the marine corps. he is relentless in trying to reduce the suicides, an effort that he started when he was the acting person. he has refused to accept the status quo. and i know that this is an issue that wabse in his heart. when he had to take on a tough procurement issue, which the marines have been developing for decades and been in the pipeline and this was the vehicle to get the marines shipped to shore. he took action and mapped out
Sep 26, 2012 1:00pm EDT
qaeda terrace. >> if more from retired lt. carl robert -- inside the president's bunker. sunday at 7:30 p.m. eastern on c-span 3. >> i watched c-span, every time, especially when advance are going on. any time something is going on, i want to watch c-span because they typically have the best, most unbiased view of whatever is happening. if i wanted spun in a circle, i will watch one of the other news organizations. i love c-span. i watch it on tv or on line. if something is going on, i always turn to c-span. i cannot have a favorite show. it is is anytime i need to know what is going on, i know that c- span will have the real story. >> josh truitt watches c-span on direct tv. brought u.s. a public-service by your television provider. >> now, former secretary of state, colin powell, on the aftermath of the arab spring and the role of the u.s. in europe from the atlantic council in washington. this is one hour. [applause] >> thank you. good afternoon. welcome, everyone. i am really so pleased to be here today. i extend warm things to the doctor and general powell for being with us to d
Sep 12, 2012 10:00am EDT
general and at that time u.s. ambassador carl eikenberry. ambassador to afghanistan. we were at the ambassador's residence in kabul and i was struck with the same that -- statement that was made. negotiation. to men and women in uniform. those men and women who served in our nation's armed forces around the world. but too rarely do we extend our appreciation to the men and women who represent the united states of america in the foreign service. as diplomats around the world. . and general eikenberry encouraged us to do that and mr. price and i have consistently done that in the visits of the house democracy partnership to the 17 con2riss with which we partnered over the past seven years. . mr. price and i were leading a delegation to afghanistan and we recounted that story to our great diplomat, ryan crocker, u.s. ambassador to afghanistan and ambassador crocker, when we shared the story with him, reminded us that more u.s. ambassadors have been killed since the vietnam war than generals or admirals. we know that down at the harry s. truman building there is a plaque that lis
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